I can't believe it's August already! My blogging hasn't improved since I've been on holiday. My grand plans of all day card making haven't materialised either. To be honest I really didn't get much done last week at all - probably because I was laid low with a summer cold. However I am feeling much brighter now, and much more motivated. I want to get ahead of all the birthdays over the next few months, and I have a lot to make. I've also made a start on . . . wait for it . . . Christmas cards!!! I know! I don't even like to use the C word before October, but last year I was so panicked and ran out of time, that I don't want a rerun of that this year. I won't share them yet though, it's far to early for that!
I am finally getting around to share the Card Swap Group cards for last month. The task was to make a card no bigger than 4" x 4". My card was made by the lovely Jane, and I really like the simplicity of it. The colour is Calypso Coral, which is a favourite of mine. I like the embossed frame around the aperture, and the little stamped image is really sweet. Thanks Jane.
Here is the card I made for Sue. My favourite SU stamp set of the moment is the Six Sided Sampler with the co-ordinating hexagon punch. I am sure I have mentioned this once or twice recently! I used two of the new In-Colours - Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana, and the butterflies are from Papillon Potpourri. I can't remember which set the sentiment is from. A few diamantes were added for a little bit of bling.
Because I liked the card so much, I made a couple more in a different colour way - Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar.
This month's swap is a little bit different - we have to make a bookmark or a tag. I've got a few ideas bubbling around but nothing definite at the moment. I'm thinking I'll make a tag but that could all change!
I have spent quite a lot of time reading this last week. My friend has got me totally hooked on The Game of Thrones series of books. I didn't think they would be my cup of tea - but I couldn't be more wrong - I can't put them down! I can't recommend them highly enough.
Well, that's me done for now. Hope you all have a great week. I'm off for a stroll around blog land.